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Afghan immigration routes nearly full, thousands to be left behind: MPs, NGOs

Afghan immigration routes nearly full, thousands to be left behind: MPs, NGOs

OTTAWA — Members of Parliament and charitable groups are warning that two immigration programs for Afghans who helped Canadian Forces and those at special risk from the Taliban are almost full and thousands living in peril could be left behind.
Beijing may have tried to discourage Canadians from voting Conservative: federal unit

Beijing may have tried to discourage Canadians from voting Conservative: federal unit

OTTAWA — A federal research unit detected what might be a Chinese Communist Party information operation that aimed to discourage Canadians of Chinese heritage from voting for the Conservatives in the last federal election. The Sept.
Liberals introduce legislation to create national council to oversee reconciliation

Liberals introduce legislation to create national council to oversee reconciliation

OTTAWA — Crown-Indigenous Relations Marc Miller has tabled a bill that would create a national council for reconciliation — a recommendation the Truth and Reconciliation Commission made in 2015 and the Liberal government included in the 2019 budget.
'Police don't release information:' Why the RCMP withheld details after N.S. massacre

'Police don't release information:' Why the RCMP withheld details after N.S. massacre

HALIFAX — At the centre of the political firestorm erupting over the RCMP’s response to the worst mass shooting in Canadian history is a phrase used by police to justify withholding case information.

Supreme Court to hear Ontario case on treaty payments to Indigenous peoples

OTTAWA — Canada's top court says it will hear a legal battle over Crown payments to Indigenous peoples who ceded a large swath of northern Ontario under two treaties in 1850.
Study suggests forever renters, Parliament on summer break : In The News for June 23

Study suggests forever renters, Parliament on summer break : In The News for June 23

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of June 23 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Gender-affirming care in Canada comes with barriers and delays, especially in N.S.

Gender-affirming care in Canada comes with barriers and delays, especially in N.S.

HALIFAX — Despite progress in Canada in the field of transgender health care, for the more than 100,800 trans or non-binary Canadians, access to gender-affirming care comes with barriers and delays that vary by province.

MPs pass 'extreme intoxication' bill in expedited process, Senate weighs doing same

OTTAWA — The House of Commons passed the Liberal government's "extreme intoxication" bill today after agreeing yesterday to rush its passage.
B.C. premier made the 'wrong call,' stops $800-million museum project

B.C. premier made the 'wrong call,' stops $800-million museum project

VICTORIA — A plan to tear down and replace British Columbia's provincial museum was put on hold indefinitely Wednesday by Premier John Horgan who admitted he miscalculated public support for the $789 million project.
B.C. fish farm licences renewed outside Discovery Islands until at least spring 2023

B.C. fish farm licences renewed outside Discovery Islands until at least spring 2023

OTTAWA — Open-net salmon farming may continue off British Columbia's coast outside the Discovery Islands area, while Ottawa undertakes consultation on a plan to transition away from the practice, the federal government announced Wednesday.